Can tree bark work as well as granite to provide handholds? Legendary climber Chris Sharma thought so, and set out to climb this 252-foot tall redwood in northern California.
The Friday night after Thanksgiving is when all the little forests pop up around the city. Most Christmas tree outlets—bodegas, parks, supermarkets, and big-box stores—have a team that comes in to set up wooden display racks, while electricians wire up lights to a generator and a truck drops off Fraser Firs to sell…
Trees are vital for human life: they use up CO2 and pump out oxygen, as well as providing food, fuel and, err, climbing frames, too. But how big would a single tree need to be in order to sustain the human race?
When Sam Van Aken found out that a New York state orchard—with varieties of stone fruit 200 years old—was about to be abandoned in 2008, he bought it to save those species and to experiment: Grafting from the existing trees he created the magical Tree of 40 Fruit, which produces over 40 types of fruit.
Well, that's not how it's supposed to work. A guy cutting down a tree branch gets caught in a gnarly spill when the branch he was cutting down falls and takes him down with it. Nature isn't too kind when you're chopping her off, I guess.
If reading The Giving Tree as a kid didn't convince you that trees have feelings, just watch this unbelievable clip of a magical tree rising from the dead. Seriously! After getting chopped to pieces by a man with a chainsaw, the tree stands straight up as if it were never knocked down in the first place as if to say…
As much as I like my Christmas Tree, I hate that it's dead and it has to be thrown away. I wish I knew about alternatives like the invisible tree above. Next year there will be no dead trees in this house for sure.Or this delicious tree. You can set one up every couple days and eat it!
I came across this image buried in one of those wacky picture dumpster sites, wandering from url to url across the web. I don't know who set the tree up. I don't know how many thousands of LED lights are around that tree. And I don't know why people spend so much money making these things.
Enterprising tree poachers have stolen a gold, er, woodmine of a target: an 800-year-old red cedar tree that's one of the largest in the Vancouver Island area. It's gone now and it was stolen under a two-part operation that's been underway for the past year.
We may sing about purple mountains and amber grains, but one of America's most vital resources is its vast amount of carbon-catching, oxygen-spewing trees. Now, after six years of effort, NASA knows how many we've got.
If there was ever such thing as a country ran by Grinches, North Korea would be that country. Why? Well, according to the BBC, North Korea has warned neighboring South Korea of "unexpected consequences" if South Korea decides to light up Christmas trees near their border.
Witness these moronic thiefs steal a bike by chopping the tree to which it was chained to. That's right. A group of dumbassclowns thought that was the most efficient way to do it.
A fake Christmas tree can theoretically be used forever. A real Christmas tree has to be cut, bought, tossed out and replaced every year. So which one is better for the planet? According to the NY Times, the real one.
If a tree has been cut down and there aren't any witnesses, was it really cut down? So goes the thinking behind the group of people tagging Amazon rainforest trees, who wish to stop illegal logging for good.
The rabble rousers at the World Wildlife Fund (they re-named fake wrestling!) have created a new, PDF-type file format called WWF. It's a file format that CANNOT be printed out. The idea: save as WWF, save a tree.
Today, Rockefeller Center switches on its towering holiday gift to New York: a 74-foot spruce draped with 30,000 lights and 5 miles of wire. But New York's tree is not actually the biggest or the brightest on the block.
This 100,000-pound crane was removing a tree when the tree broke loose, sending the crane's massive boom down onto the owner's house, smashing it like a Play-Doh sculpture. Check out the carnage in the gallery below. [SFGate]
A Philadelphia jogger was killed yesterday by a falling tree when she failed to hear the warning signs of the impending crash over the music from her iPod. But let's not be hasty and blame the iPod.